Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: 4-6"
Date of Report: December 27, 2021
I just got in from grooming onboard Hornshoe #1, and we are in business.Trail 17, the grade, has a 4″ compacted base from Woodruff to just south of the marsh. Sleds are picking stones the last couple of miles where our 17 ends and Mercer picks up. It is thin out in the open where there are no trees to hold snow on the trail. Trail 5 into the casino is good. We found the rut where the pickup dropped in last week on the outbound run, but on our return pass, no bump.This snowfall seemed to compact well, and right now at midnite it is nine degrees, so it should set up well for Tuesday. The sleds we met, and the ones that passed us, did not tear up the trail. I still caution using trail 1, Stearns Lake Road. Coming home, I see where sleds have carved into the bank nicely, but the cover on the road is thin. We need more snow. As always, I urge riders to join a club to see how we make this work, thank your volunteers that make this happen, hug your groomers because we are cute, and ride safe. Mark